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bags! >> also, it breaks. it's a problem. >> there is always that. >> gets >> great show, thank you for joining us, everybody. >> bret: this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier in washington. we have two fox news exclusive. bill hemmer traveling with the attorney general in el salvador. has william barr's first interview in that role, barr has questions about the origins of the russian investigation and is now bowing to get to the bottom of it. we will get to that in the moment. first, or other exclusive. and then the an interview with the brother of michael flynn back in the news after a federal judge ordered parts of the mueller report to be unredacted and made public in the criminal case against michael flynn. it's the first time the federal judge has ordered the justice department to make public portions of the report the
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agency had kept secret. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has been following this case from the beginning and has this intervie interview. >> confirmation of the fbi in vacation of my flynn , evidence of a long-running effort to trap his brother, the federal judge orders the release of more secret documents. new special counsel record show former national security advisor mike flynn reported multiple instances before and after his guilty plea where he or his lawyers got calls from individuals connected to the administration or congress, "that could have affected both his willingness to cooperate in the completeness of the cooperation." the defendant even provided a voice mail recording of one such munication. sources close to the better tell fox that flynn had a joint agreement with the president's legal team and after he began cooperating with a special counsel, the president's lawyers sought to protect privileged material.
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speaking exclusively to fox, flynn's brother is reacting to the mueller report and the key section indicating the retired general was already under fbi investigation during the 2016 presidential transition. >> general flynn went through 19 sessions with 90 hours of torturous interviews and this never came up the entire time. >> buried in volume two, the reports state that the investigators come across the fbi probe while examining flynn's discussions with ambassador kislyak. based on his relationship with the russian government, flynn's contact with kids we became a key investigation. that timing matters because it was previously thought that flynn's phone calls with kislyak prompted the fbi case. a 27 year buses justice departt veteran reviewed the passage. >> it appears to me that the use of the word previously is --
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>> known as a 302 with former attacking assistant general mary mccord who helped stir the russia pro and former fbi director james comey. the president tweeted, it seems that general flynn was under investigation long before it was common knowledge but why was i not told so i can make a change? the passage backs of the families long-held concern. >> because of his vocal criticism of the obama illustration in the intelligence community which he came out of, my suspicion is they were doing everything they could to trip them up and trap him. >> the reference to the russian government contacts may be the 2015 moscow dinnerware flynn sat next to the russian president, joe >> he brief the dia prior to that. >> of the russia report found there was no fbi briefing warning the trump campaign that they were running a counterintelligence case on flynn. the special counsel office declined to comment.
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>> catherine, thank you. i turn during the 2016 election. in an exclusive interview, the attorney general spoke with fox news anchor bill hemmer while traveling in el salvador. >> and his first interview since becoming attorney general, bill barr laid out a legal road map for his investigation. he made it clear he has questions about the fisa court and how the steele dossier was used. >> it appears to run deep. why is it so hard to figure out? >> i think there is a misconception other that we know a lot about what happened. the fact of the matter is bob mueller did not look at the government's activities. he was not going back and looking at the counterintelligence program. and we have a number of investigations underway that touch upon it, but as far as i'm aware, no one has really looked across the whole waterfront. >> so you came into this job and
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you started to ask questions. did you get any answers? >> well, i thought when i came in from the outside that all the questions that i had, and many other people had, would be readily answered once i got in. but i had and found that be the case. >> the attorney general was in el salvador to show support for law enforcement here in his fight against crime and street gangs like ms-13. >> they need our support. >> we walk across a steamy jail were gang members were under arrest. took the job only three months ago and started asking questions about timelines and events. events like a meeting between james comey and other intel chiefs with then president-elect donald trump. >> in the period of time between election day and the inauguration, then anyone in government or in the intelligence, did they take action to justify the decisions? >> i think there were some very strange developments during the
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period, that's one of the things we want to look into. >> such as? >> the handling of the meeting on january 6 between the intelligence achieves and the president and leaking of information subsequent to that meeting. >> was that meeting in new york city? >> yes. >> in trump tower? >> yes. >> what questions you have about that they? >> again, i'm not going to get into that. >> but that's on your mind. >> that's one of the things we need to look at? >> the democrats have the attorney general in their cross hairs. they believe he lied in front of congress and the house committee wants to hold him in contempt. barr saw speaker nancy pelosi on capitol hill? >> i wouldn't call it a conversation. it was more like an icebreaker. i was introduced and asked her if she had brought her handcuffs with her. and she said, i didn't quite hear what she said. she wasn't unpleasant about it. >> where you spend with the white house to buy some time?
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>> my statement of bottom line of the report was clearly accurate. >> the attorney general says he has no exception speaking, a popular speaking to the hill. bob mueller and bill barr have known each other for 30 years. this moment, bill barr tells me he considers bob mueller to be a friend. >> bret: bill, thanks. two big stories out of the white house today. president trump says he hopes the u.s. is not on a path to war with iran. iran boasted its military power and missile range. the president is defending his national security advisor and secretary of state against what he calls "fake news" that he's upset with them. instead, movement on trade for president trump announcing a deal with canada and mexico to lift the steel and aluminum tariffs, a delay in auto tariffs, all while china turns up the tough trade rhetoric.
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the china news today because the markets to drop late in the day. the dow lost 99, the s&p 500 finished down 17, the nasdaq dropped 82. for the week, the dow was down the fourth week in a row, losing nearly three quarters of a percent. the s&p 500 had a similar drop and nasdaq was the worst of the three, losing one and one quarter percent. we have team coverage, kevin corke looks at the attention on iran, and for susan lee with news on the trade news. >> good evening, it's a deal that the politicians and markets seem to like with aluminum and steel terrace being lifted off of canada and mexico. >> that teal is going to be a fantastic deal for our country and hopefully congress will approve the usmca quickly and the great farmers and manufacturers and steel class will make our economy even more successful than it already is.
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>> now that we've had a full list of these tariffs, we are going to work with the united states on timing for ratification, but we are very optimistic. >> another piece of good news on the trade news, auto tariffs been lifted for six months. still, the dow has fallen for four street week, the longest losing streak and close to three years. weighed by ongoing u.s. china trade tensions with state media saying a trade war will only make china stronger, it's the companies who make a lot of their money in china that had been hit the hardest this week. familiar names like caterpillar, apple, 3m, and goldman sachs responsible for the near 100-point drop friday on the dow jones industrial, as well as losses for the week. the u.s. economy continues to
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show strength with consumer sentiments at its highest in 15 years, and that's important as consumer spending powers two-thirds of the u.s. economy and hopefully will remain strong despite fears of an escalating u.s. china trade war and concerns that consumers have to pay higher prices. bret? >> susan, thanks for president trump says he hopes the u.s. does an official with the meridian revolutionary guard war that missiles can easily reach warships in the persian gulf and elsewhere in the middle east. the president making media and some of the reporting in iran a target today. corresponding kevin corke following the situation from the north lawn. >> good evening, bret. the u.s. has reached out to iranian leadership in an effort to negotiate and de-escalate tensions but have yet to hear back from tehran. even those multiple u.s. agencies have confirmed iranian
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preparations to strike u.s. targets in the region for fear they will be hit first by the u.s. the latest threat in the region were just a bit of bad intel or shoddy reporting can start a wa war. >> they are very dishonest. and we are right now dealing with a rotten. they put out so many false messages that arad is totally confused. that might be a good thing. >> president from blasting the media for an accurate, even dangerous misreporting about a dangerous conflict with iran, equipping on twitter that the resume doesn't know what to think that while the president struck a lighthearted tone in his remarks, they were in stark contrast by the seriousness posed by the threat. with the uss abraham lincoln's carrier strike group now positioned in the arabian sea and ready to respond what washington cause a credible threat. the president has insisted that he doesn't want to start a war with iran, but they are are said to be differing views of the administration over the meaning
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of intelligence showing iran and its proxies making military preparations, and it's that apparent contradiction of both method and means that seem to have fueled a heightened sense of paranoia in tehran, which declared itself prepared to strike u.s. targets can be even going so far as to call the u.s. military the "b-team," and about the u.s. since 1953. the united kingdom increased the threat level for its forces and diplomats in iraq due to the threat from tehran, that move coming a day after all nonessential american personnel were ordered to leave the iraqi embassy and consulate amid the escalating tensions. the fuel for this latest escalation was a drone strike that damaged a saudi owned pipeline. in a local newspaper linked to the saudi royal family blamed iran and called for surgical strikes on tehran in retaliation. the very thought of which set off a fierce debate on capitol hill. >> we will hold you, iran, responsible and you at risk. that's why you are seeing
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b-52s and strategic assets. >> that's absolutely petrifying, it should be frightening for the american people because it's augmented women whose lives could be at risk. >> that's a congressional hearing set for tuesday on the iran situation, bret, and the secretary of state mike pompeo will be there. >> bret: kevin corke live on the north lawn. transitory steve mnuchin will not comply with the subpoena demanding six years of president trump's personal and business tax returns. in a letter to the democratic chairman of the house ways and means committee, but nguyen says it lacks a legitimate in making that decision. up next, abortion politics and policy front and center in the 2020 race. we will explain. first, here's what one of our fox affiliates are covering tonight. box 32 in chicago were a cook county judge set may 31st as the next hearing in the ongoing controversy over the justice
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jussie smollett . the judge did not rule there would be a special prosecutor today. they deny a request to move the trial out of cook county. an f-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse in riverside county thursday afternoon. the pilot ejected from the plane and being medically evaluated. 12 people suffered minor injuries on the ground, the cause of that crash still under investigation. this is a live look at honolulu from sonny fox 2 out there, the big story out there tonight is the investigation of a missing woman, amanda eller, mallory ripley's stomach police has called off the active search. no signs of foul play or struggle. police say searches have been conducted by helicopter, drones, and on foot, including the use of dogs, but there been no results so far for police say they will continue to investigate all credible leads. that's tonight's live look way
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representatives approved sweeping antidiscrimination legislation which extend civil rights protections to lgbt people while preventing discrimination based on orientation or gender identity. all house democrats and republicans voted in favor of the equality act. most republicans were oppose the bill calling it government overreach and jeopardize religious freedom by requiring acceptance of particular ideologies of identity and orientation. president trump widely expected to be to the legislation if it reaches his desk. more states join alabama in placing restrictions of performing the procedure. missouri state house passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks with no exceptions made for rape or incest.
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democrats in the white house are expressing outrage, calling the bands unconstitutional and making an issue on the -- good evening , kristin. >> hours ago, missouri itself added itself to a list of states passing the strictest antiabortion laws in the country. this one will criminalize the procedure starting at eight weeks of pregnancy whereas alabama's new law signed by its governor just two days ago makes it illegal at six weeks. >> alabama -- >> alabama -- >> every presidential candidate except for bill de blasio talking about alabama's new law in their surprise, all of them are adamantly against it. >> if someone is raped and she seeks an abortion, the doctor who treats her will be penalized with a longer prison term than her rapist. it makes me question whether the discussion of freedom in this country is now off off the rai.
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>> in cases of rape or incest, it still illegal for a doctor to perform in an abortion. this is outrageous. >> for democrats, the laws are so outrageous it's uniting this field of candidates. senator s elizabeth warren and kirsten gillibrand have put out proposals passing federal laws protecting roe v. wade. in a statement, senator warren said it's needed to "protect access to reproductive care from right-wing ideologues in the states." >> federal law should supersede harmful state laws that take away women's reproductive freedom. >> senator gillibrand is also promising if elected to only nominate judges who uphold roe v. wade. senator kamala harris couldn't go quite as far, she did pledge she it would be a significant factor in selecting a supreme court nominee. >> let's all agree that women's
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health care is under attack and we will not stand for it. >> former vice president joe biden blames republican governors for ushering in laws that should be declared unconstitutional, while senator amy klobuchar's pointing fingers at one person. president trump. >> this was a movement that he started and that's why the 2020 election, it's so important. >> but the president said it's democrats who are on the wrong side of the abortion debate, especially in new york. the state passed a law in january allowing abortions after 24 weeks if the fetus is nonviable or if there is a risk to the mother's health. >> democrats are aggressively pushing late-term abortion, allowing children to be ripped from their mother's womb, right up until the moment of birth. >> in missouri, the bill just passed it sent to republican governor mike parsons and is expected to sign it but he promised to make missouri the one of the strongest pro-life states in the country and commit
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bret, this bill would do just that. >> bret: it's a big issue. thank you. up next, google sharing its data with law enforcement and that's bringing up our busy concerns for some. beyond our borders tonight, the world's largest democratic exercise coming to a close with 900 million registered voters, seven phases of the voting have been staggered over six weeks to decide the members of parliament. today is the last day of campaigning in sunday the final data vote, voters have used about a million different polling stations. in iraq, four people are dead leading to a mall burning down and secured to guard the firing of protesters and which were 17 people were wounded there. from china to the lord museum in paris come attributes are pouring in after the passing of chinese-american architect i am died at the age of 102, born in china, educated at mit.
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big break came at 1964 when he was selected to design john f. kennedy's memorial library in boston. the glass pyramid in the courtyard of the louvre was controversial when it opened in 1989, but still serves as the entrance. in the united states, he designed the rock 'n' roll hall of fame in cleveland. and the holocaust memorial museum here in washington, d.c. just some of the other stories beyond our borders tonight. we'll be right back.
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>> bret: last week, border patrol apprehensions hit 500,000 for fiscal year 2019. according to new figures released by cbp. the last week averaged about 4500 people per day due to capacity limitations, border patrol on march 19th began releasing what they call noncriminal process family units. so far, about 40,000 noncriminal process family units have been released with a notice to appear. the trump administration does not seem to expect those numbers to drop. i.c.e. is looking to hire a private contractor that will be responsible for transporting approximately 225,000 migrant children and families to shelters across the country over the next five years as they went for their asylum claims to be
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processed. google sharing user data with government and police to track down suspected criminals. that has some privacy groups concerned. correspondent gillian turner tonight looks at the struggle between security and privacy. >> americans have long known that google tracks your whereabouts, travel, friends, what you're ordering online, even what you are eating for lunch, but i bet you didn't know that the companies now sharing your location with law enforcement. they are using it to track down terrorists, domestic abusers, and common criminals. these sources confirm the existence of a massive google database known as "sensor vault" by employees that are being used as a digital dragnet by police departments nationwide. >> this kind of technology with a search warrant can be used to find out who was there at that time on that particular date. >> sensor vault tracks and
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stores location data on millions of people through android phones and apps like google maps. when people are looking for a suspect, they select an area and time period. google then pulls the info and sends it to police. google ceo insist it's aboveboard when done with a search warrant. >> we comply with law enforcement requests. >> the law enforcement immunity agrees. >> it's all about a connection of bluetooth beacons, gps, cellular towers, and wi-fi. all fused together in the line. >> still, lawmakers are alarmed and demanding answers from google ceo. far-reaching end concerning when examining the purposes for the sensor vault database. they claim that google has seen the movement and whereabouts in a last batch of consumers stretching back more than a decade. >> google has briefed its
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members on the sensor vault, they are not sharing the details. new reports indicate that sensor vault use on the rise, but with more use comes more risk and innocent americans will get swept up in the dragnet. >> bret: gillian, thank you. "the new york times" covered a shrinking glacier. but when the glacier began to grow, not a lot of coverage at all. correspondent doug mckelway reports on the missing part of that story. >> the cambridge a mistake of consisting not doing something you should have done. last january, "the new york times" gave prominent coverage of the melting of greenland ice sheet that "it is melting at such an accelerated rate than it may be having, reaching a tipping point and may become a major factor of sea level rise around the world within two decades." the story showed sped up video of the apparent melting and said the scientific evidence, if anything, are too conservative. fast-forward to march 23rd, the
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associated press reported big u-turn, key melting real erasure is growing again be described how green lens glacier, the biggest in the northern hemisphere, is actually surprising scientist by a growing. there was no mention of that turnaround in "the new york times" ." once gupta says it's not definitive group of anything except an error of omission. >> glaciers are receding and advancing all over the world. there are glaciers that are receding in greenland, there are glaciers that are advancing. >> another headline from the ap in 1922 before protections of man-made climate change, it reads, "arctic ocean's getting warm, seals vanished, icebergs melt." a reminder that others forces may be at work, sublimation. ice evaporates as quickly as water or volcanic activity under the eyes, or another powerful force, politics. listen to two of the newest democratic hopefuls.
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>> measures will not defeat climate change. >> the glaciers will be gone. >> unless they grow again. bret? >> bret: doug, thank you. abortion takes center stage in missouri and on the campaign trail. we will go down there and talk 2020 next. est ball. because here, you can choose any car in the aisle, even if it's a better car class than the one you reserved. so no matter what, you're guaranteed to have a perfect drive. [laughter] (vo) go national. go like a pro. see what i did there?
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>> these guys are setting us up using women as political ponds to set this up for a case to go to the supreme court. >> all men, we need to lead on this issue with women. >> federal law should supersede harmful state laws that take away women's reproductive freedom. >> i don't think you are free in this country if you're reproductive health can be harmonized criminalized. >> 2020 candidates, and this in
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an atmosphere where a lot of states are passing abortion law laws. look at the map, red states that signed abortion bills into law, seven states at various levels in different weeks in which they say abortions are illegal. the yellow states here are fetal heartbeat ban legislation still pending, nine states there. and obviously the abortion issue played in the last cycle with president trump and evangelical support. >> it's terrible. if you go with what hillary is saying, in the ninth month you can take the baby and ripped the baby out of the womb of the mother. just prior to the birth of the baby. you can say that's okay, and hillary can say that that's okay. but it's not okay with me. >> president trump in the final debate eviscerated hillary clinton over the abortion issue, showed that she would put no restrictions on it
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whatsoever, and i believe that's what tipped evangelicals into president trump's camp and keep them there right now. >> bret: what about this issue as a place in 2020? let's bring in our panoply jonah goldberg, senior editor at national review. leslie marshall, democratic strategist and "washington post" columnist. also known as jonah goldberg, mark the ascend how it's playing with states really stepping in with aggressive laws? >> this is anticipatory, prepositioning with both sides thinking there is a shot at roe v. wade to go. one of the things it's doing is accelerating a phenomenon, the party positions -- their political analysis, neither right or wrong, moral thing, are at the extremes, while the mainstream of american public opinion is very much like
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western europe's public opinion. most americans are in favor of the right to an abortion in the first trimester. most americans think abortion after the first trimester is something depending on how late it goes close to a moral horror. the problem is is that role and go in that planned parenthood v casey, establish a president that says donald trump was basically right, it's possible, constitutionally, to have laws that say you can kill the fetus seconds before birth. and that is causing some states too -- what's amazing is how the democratic party is embracing an extremist position, it's safe, legal, rare, and alabama is embracing a position, and the abortion whatsoever, it's interesting to see who wins in the battle of turning off most voters with all of this. >> i think democrats are going
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to win with this and the reason i think they are going to win make him a look at the numbers, women especially, who will say that they are pro-life but they still support a woman's right to choose. most states to uphold the law. yes, there are those, myself included, who are very uncomfortable with an abortion past a certain point, and a lot of people call themselves pro-choice feel that way. but this is becoming beyond extreme to have no exceptions for or rate as in the case of alabama, i think we'll see more women particularly jumping, democrats voting for -- >> bret: on the progressive side, i know you've written about this, on the issue of gun control, the message is if you save one life, this is what we need to do. on the issue of health care reform, if you save one life, this is what you need to do. on the issue of abortion, it's not that message, even when you get to late-term abortion.
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and it doesn't play both ways on the bases of these parties. >> the extremism isn't going to help anybody left or right, and if you talk about the extremism on the left with people saying there should be absolutely, you know, no point where -- you can say no to an abortion, my husband is a physician and even though he's not an ob-gyn for my mother-in-law is in a retired obgyn and i spoke to her many times. not only are ob-gyn's trained to do this, but it's so very rare, like you said, that people don't even like to talk about the numbers because it's so very rare for somebody to make that decision medically -- >> there are more late-term abortions in the united states than gun homicides. the way we talk about gun homicides, if it saves one life, it's worth doing. when we talk about late-term abortions, bernie sanders said in a town hall on "view," it's so rare, the few cases where you are killing viable babies, it's not worth getting into. it's a total cognitive
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dissonance. >> also the reason for the late-term abortions are not these horrific abnormalities, it's because the mothers decided that -- they were afraid of the child, couldn't support them or something. in these rare cases where you have a feeling of normality, it's just not true. >> the republicans who have spoken out about these laws must some of them have said they've gone too far. take a listen. >> i defend my pro-life position for my whole political career, but my whole political career, i also believe didn't rape or incest, the life of the mother. that's what our platform says. >> personally, i would have the exception. we are a party that is of a broad tent, if you agree with us 80% of the time, i want you to be a republican. >> bret: marc? >> the life of the mother is the exception that every pro-life person accepts because you are
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not intending to take the life of a child, you're intending to save the life of a mother. in the case of rape or incest, which is a very small fraction of these cases, you don't have these situations but it's a horrible thing for anyone to be raped, but killing a second evil doesn't make any better. a little bit of a false argument taking place here, because first of all republican legislatures have been passing laws restricting abortion for over a decade now because during the obama years, republicans had in them president takeover of state legislatures. this is more republican governors, the elect super majorities are going to pass pro-life laws for the difference is they were afraid to do and from endless reproach because in your anthony kennedy was going to strike down any thing they did. you've got brett kavanaugh on the court and becoming involved in importing of this incrementalist.
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unfortunately, i think these laws are not going to be getting to the supreme court anytime soon because the courts doesn't have to take it up. if a federal judge says this is unconstitutional, they can choose not to do it, and there are a lot of these incremental laws that are teed up for the court. the court does not want to rule on roe v. wade, they are not going to be forced to by state. >> bret: but a big issue in 2020 likes makes big i do not think the supreme court is going to touch it because kavanaugh and they aren't going to touch it. that's what bothers me more so about this, bret. this is political. this is not about saving babies. i don't buy that. they look at the composite of the core and they say we have a possibility to overturn roe v. wade. teen pregnancies have declined, abortions have declined. if they want to save babies, why not prevent the pregnancy? why not prevent a pregnancy? education of birth control?
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why prevent then restrict abortion -- >> i accept that you don't believe it's a human life -- >> you don't know what i believ believe. when i was pregnant and my son was dying and they told me to abort him, i did not. >> what i'm saying, stop questioning the motives of people who want to save children. except the fact that they believe it's a child and they are trying to save lives, not trying to hurt women, not trying to control women -- be a go but this is politically motivated by the state of alabama. >> bret: obviously an issue we talk about again. >> no, we settled it. >> bret: next up, the very lightning friday lightning roun round. hey! alright, let's get going! and you want to make sure to aim it. i'm aiming it. ohhhhhhh! i ordered it for everyone. [laughing] (dad vo) we got the biggest subaru to help bring
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step back and look at this, two and a half years of administration, three years of trump campaign, first part of his administration, he has been hammered for something, for allegedly conspiring with the russians. we now know that was simply false. i think if i had been falsely accused, i become to both saying it a witch hunt. >> bret: says he'll get to the bottom of the beginning of the investigation. quick thoughts on that before winners and losers, jonah >> i think you should get to the bottom of the investigation. a lot of people have theories about the investigation. let's get the facts out. >> i agree 100% without the put it all out there and let the american people decide left and right. >> clinton wasn't falsely accused, called for the start investigation, and did it. if you were accused of a crime and someone spent millions of dollars in two years of your life is to getting it, you'd be
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a investigated stomach you'd be upset with it. >> my winners are the people of new york city, they will not have to deal with bill de blasio nearly as much. my losers, the people of iowa well. >> bret: as his running for president now. >> my loser is, no surprise, alabama, they are going to but doctors way longer than rapists. my winter is grubby cat, grubby cat is gone to a better place, 100 million followers and instagram and eight more years to come. >> my >> my loser is beto o'rou, running the seinfeld campaign, the campaign about nothing. what do you do when you are losing in the polls? live stream your hair cut and trim your ear hair. we better watch out when his colonoscopy comes around.
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>> bret: that was really disconcerting. >> very gross. >> bret: you guys were really lightning there. we skipped over iran. i know you had something to say about iran. >> yes -- >> bret: wait, you had a winner. >> yes. ron! >> bret: a ron! >> my winner is gene simmons of kiss to connect people with united states military. and that's me taking my kids to a kiss concert. >> bret: that's jonah. >> he talked about his member who is a holocaust survivor who brought him here to america. they came from israel, but this is the real promise land. he's a real patriot. >> bret: we'll save a , i ran for another day. kisses the real when we come back, notable
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>> bret: back to the abortion topic -- no. it is friday, that means it's time for this week's notable quotables. >> i apologize for the women of alabama for the law we pass. >> we fundamentally do not seek a war with iran. >> this is a common feeling i always told folks. but when i think of the holocaust, the tragedy of the holocaust... >> i think most fourth-graders know what the holocaust was and she apparently doesn't. >> if you cannot face the fox audience, you cannot face the u.s. it's that simple. >> it makes the president look tough. >> that only hurts american families. >> we are the piggy bank that everybody likes to take advantage of or takes from him.
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>> trying to take a dent in this, he's one that has to be helped. >> redacted. >> thank you. >> that's a nicer reception then i get on capitol hill. >> now they have an investigation of the investigators who are investigating. >> i think joe biden would be a great running mate. >> i've got buttigieg, beto a few weeks ago, he said he was made for it. he was made to fall like a rock! >> i'm bill de blasio, and i'm running for president. >> most people -- we should be lucky. >> bret: that is one week. thanks for inviting us in your home tonight for that is it for "the special report." fair, balanced, unafraid if you do not forget, this weekend a special town hall with mayor people to chris wallace heads to new hampshire at 7:00
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eastern on sunday. it is before the "game of thrones," so you are fine. tune in. "the story" hosted by martha maccallum. >> martha: thank goodness it's before a "game of thrones" ." thank you, bret. good to see you. mystery has always surrounded the mike flynn story in one way or another. the president's former national security advisor who was a big supporter from early on in the campaign, many are in the camp that believes he was wrong in this investigation. others say that he should've never been hired by the white house and the first place. and tonight, who is this mystery person supposedly linked to the white house or the congress that supposedly reached out to the former lieutenant general trying to influence his testimony to the barr? lots of questions to make a good evening, everybody, i am martha maccallum and this is "the story." whoever this person is, they